Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rune of the Day: Ehwaz (Reversed)

Ehwaz reversed is a rune of blockages and delays, of no progress, of being solitary. 

 This rune falls when we become complacent, when we stop striving to improve ourselves and/or our situation.  Sometimes, this is a good thing, we all need a break now and then to just recharge our batteries.  

Ehwaz reversed is not that rest, this is stagnation, being stuck in a rut, a complacence that is holding us back.   This rune represents almost an unwillingness to move forward, a lack of desire to change things. 

When this rune appears it is necessary to decide what we really want and then to strive for it.  Without effort, there can be no progress and without progress, no growth.

Tarot Card of the Day: Knight of Staffs


The Knight of Staffs is a card of change, of advancement and opportunity.  Often this card indicates some kind of journey, either physical, mental, or spiritual.

This is the card of someone who is seizing their own destiny, someone willing to make changes in their life so that they can reach a goal. 

Sometimes these are big changes: quitting a job to open one's own business, going back to school, moving to a new city or state.  Sometimes these are smaller changes: starting a new fitness regimen, going on a trip, starting a new hobby, doing daily meditations or journaling. 

Whatever you've been thinking about doing, maybe New Year's resolutions you've been thinking of making, this is a great energy to have when you start them.  Why not make some of these changes a little early and be well on your way to accomplishing your goals when New Year's comes around?

The Two Together:

The Knight of Staffs is telling us to get out of the rut that Ehwaz reversed has us in.  This card is giving us the energy to break out of sense of ennui, to make some real, positive changes in our life. 

Instead of wondering how we can make things better for ourselves, instead of going if only, seize the energy of the Knight of Staffs and do something positive for yourself today.

Even if its just going for a walk, or people watching at the mall, do something good for yourself today.  You deserve it!  Then take this small change and run with it over the next few days, and watch how little changes can improve your life!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rune of the Day: Eihwaz

Eihwaz is a rune of endings, flexibility and endurance.  This is also a rune of protection and defense.  When this rune shows up know that  familiar situations and/or relationships will be coming to an end.

It's very important that you do your best to roll with the punches when this rune appears.  Although the changes happening are painful these changes are occurring to protect you from either physical, or more likely, spiritual or emotional harm.

Know that you can get through anything life is throwing at you right now, and that you will come out of it stronger than you thought you could be. 

Tarot Card of the Day: Empress (Reversed)

The Empress reversed is a card of delay, anxiety, ennui, indecision.  Sometimes this card represents infertility or infidelity. 

This card generally appears when you are so worried about something that you are simply unable to decide what action to take, or even if you should take any action at all.

Know that eventually some action will have to be taken, no matter what your individual situation is.  Its almost always better to initiate action as opposed to reacting to the actions of others. 

The Two Together:

Eihwaz and the Empress reversed actually complement each other quite well.  Eihwaz speaks of things ending and the need to move on, to accept changes as they occur. 

The reversed Empress is someone mired in indecision.  She is watching her familiar things change and fall apart and does not know what to do to make the situation better, or at least keep it from getting worse.  

The answer is found in Eihwaz, know that everything happens for a reason, as dark as things may look right now, there will soon be a dawn.  As long as you keep an open mind, your path will soon be made clear to you. 


Thursday, November 28, 2013


Rune of the Day: Eolh (Reversed)

Eolh reversed is a rune of ill health, of needless sacrifice, of losing communication with the Divine.  This is basically a warning rune when it is reversed, a sign that one is about to experience setbacks. 

Setbacks are a part of life, it is how we respond to them that is important.   Many setbacks can be minimized or even turned around if we look for the cause of the problem instead of just focusing on what is wrong.  

Often it is a lack of communication with the Divine, a not making time for our spiritual side that leads to these setbacks and ill health.  If we are not taking care of ourselves spiritually we are more apt to make poor decisions, these decisions have consequences.

Because Eolh is a rune of warning, by paying attention to our spiritual health and really looking at everything going on around us we may be able to minimize or avert the problems headed our way.

Tarot Card of the Day: 4 of Swords (Reversed)

The 4 of Swords is a card of rest after difficulty, of recovery, of recharging one's batteries, of replenishing.  It also represents solitude, perhaps retreat or exile. 

This card appears when we need to take it easy, when we have earned some down time.  Often this appears after a difficult time, after we have been struggling for a while and have finally reached the end of a challenging time in our lives. 

Sometimes these challenges have ended well, others not so much.  Now is the time to just relax, to look back at what has happened. learn what we can, and rest up so that we can move on to whatever life has in store for us next. 

The Two Together:

Both Eolh reversed and the 4 of Swords indicate difficulties, Eolh to the actual difficulties and the 4 of Swords to recovering from these difficulties. 

With today being Thanksgiving here in the US, these could be very indicative of the holiday itself for many of us.  Although most people love Thanksgiving there is a lot of work put into it, especially for those hosting and preparing these meals.  

Cooking and preparing the meal, welcoming and entertaining guests, even if they are family and friends, can all be very draining.  Not to mention those people who work their regular jobs today as well as putting on a dinner.  

Holidays are often very stressful, even as joyous as they are.  That is my take on these 2 symbols today.  There will be setbacks and problems while celebrating the holiday-there always are.  But let the 4 of Swords carry the day, relax and enjoy the meal, the family time, the parades on TV, football, The Godfather on AMC, (sorry, one of my personal favorites), whatever it is you like about the holiday take the time to enjoy it today. 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rune of the Day: Kenaz

Kenaz is a rune of learning, self-awareness and of the creative and the sly.  Truly this is a rune of knowledge in all its forms and of clarity.

When this rune appears it is best to truly open your mind, for it means that knowledge is very important in your life right now.  Not necessarily book learning, though possibly that depending on your situation.  It may be knowledge of how to do something: fix a car, bake a cake, run a new computer program. It may also be knowledge of things that are going on around you, perhaps a child or close friend is having a hard time and could use a little help but hasn't asked.

Often though, Kenaz is indicative of the need for inner knowledge, self-awareness.  It frequently indicates the beginning of a more enlightened time in your life.  The more we know ourselves the better we are able to focus on that which fulfills us and the closer we can come to reaching our full potential.   So keep your eyes open today, and see what knowledge comes your way, you might be surprised!

Tarot Card of the Day: 8 of Swords (Reversed)

The 8 of Swords reversed is a card of depression, disquiet, difficulty.  This is very much a card of attitude, of how you deal with things and handle life. 

When reversed this card signifies someone who has chosen to withdraw from life rather than to face it head on.  Often this withdrawal is the result of past betrayals or other difficulties.  

While a certain amount of time to deal with past traumas is understandable, when this card appears it is a warning that it is time to get back on your feet, to face life again.  We can never move on if we are dwelling in the past and hiding from the present and future. 

Learn what there is to learn from the past and then put it where it belongs, behind you.  This card is telling you to move on, and we all know, when we don't listen to the subtle hints of the Divine, the next hint is much less subtle!

The Two Together:

The 8 of Swords Reversed and Kenaz together are telling you to learn from your mistakes and then to move on.  The rune is all about learning, especially self knowledge while the tarot card is saying its time to stop dwelling in the past. 

Learn what you can from what happens to you, whether it was a mistake you made, a betrayal you experienced, or just something that life threw at you.  Whatever has happened to you, happened for a reason, to teach you something.  By dwelling on it and not learning or letting go, you are negating that lesson.  And lessons we don't learn the first time are taught to us again, usually in more disruptive ways!



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rune of the Day: Ing

Ing is a rune of fertility and new beginnings, of coming out of one's shell almost.  This is also a rune of intense energy on every level, and of creation, fertility and fruition.

Ing is the rune you want when you start something new, or when you are trying to reach a goal.  When this appears you can be sure that you will accomplish what you set out to do whether it is to expand your family, start a new business, or create a work of art.  

Frequently Ing indicates a release of uncertainty or tension.  Often this is because it signifies the beginning of something; concrete action as opposed to merely thinking about something and considering the pluses and minuses of doing it. 

So make today the day you stop thinking about tackling a new project and actually begin it! 

Tarot Card of the Day: Death (Reversed)

Death reversed means stagnation, being stuck in a rut, inertia. It represents the inability or unwillingness to move on. 

Often this is due to fear, a fear of change or success, sometimes even a fear of happiness. Its very hard to let go of the familiar and the known, even when we're not happy with our situation in life. 

This card appears when it is time for us to break out of that rut, to know that we deserve better than what we have right this moment in life.  Start small, even baby steps will get you on your way, but each day make a small change for the better in your life.  

Smile at a stranger, hold a door for someone, be grateful for good weather, or a beautiful sunset, each day make one more small change and soon you will see how your life has been transformed.

The Two Together:

Ing and Death reversed seem to be opposite each other, Ing showing new advances, Death reversed indicating stagnation. 

But remember, Ing indicates coming out of one's shell, which may be a slower process than we would like.  That is the contribution of reversed Death, the fear of change that slows us down, that keeps us from going all out for something new.  

Sometimes this works to our advantage, and sometimes it merely holds us back.  It is up to you to look at the changes coming your way and to decide at what rate you wish to embrace them.  


Monday, November 25, 2013

Rune of the Day: Wunjo

Wunjo is a rune of success, of achievement and happiness.   When this rune shows up, you can be assured that the Divine is sending blessings your way. 

Sometimes these blessings are material and you suddenly have some extra money or are given things that you need.  Sometimes they are more intangible and you, or a loved one, receive a clean bill of health from the doctor or hear from a long lost friend.

Most often though, these blessings are spiritual.  Often Wunjo signifies finding true happiness, which can only be found within ourselves.  No other person, or any thing can truly make us happy; that is something we can only do for ourselves.  Finding true peace and inner happiness is the greatest gift the Divine can give to any of us.

Tarot Card of the Day: Page of Staffs (Reversed)

The Page of Staffs reversed represents reluctance, indecision, even disapproval or displeasure.  Often this card represents a person who is not trustworthy, perhaps a gossip, or someone who will betray your secrets. 

Listen to your intuition, if you are feeling that reluctance or displeasure towards a particular person, be careful what you trust them with.  They may not be malicious, but may repeat something you say in confidence without thinking. 

So use caution today, and only tell your secrets to people who have proven they can be trusted.

The Two Together:

Wunjo paired with the reversed Page of Staffs indicates the people who may be talking about you, who may inadvertently spill your secrets will be doing so out of admiration rather than malice. 

A friend may repeat news of an impending promotion or a raise out of excitement and happiness for you, never thinking that you may not want such knowledge to be public.   

Think of the Page of Staffs as a caution, that though you may have found contentment and inner happiness know others are still seeking that and may look to you as an example.  Be careful what you put forward now, it may influence others in ways you can't imagine. 



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rune of the Day: Uruz (Reversed)

Uruz reversed is a rune of missed opportunities, of bad luck, often of a minor illness. This is not a rune indicative of any major problems coming your way, more an omen of things just not going well.  This does not mean that you have to sit back and wait to see what misfortune comes your way. 

Consider this rune as a warning that things may not go well, and prepare for that.  Make sure there is enough gas in the car so you don't run out, have a few extra dollars on you for emergencies, take a little extra care of yourself so you don't get run down.  

Often just knowing that things may go badly, and preparing in case they do, can turn a real headache into a minor inconvenience such as being a few minutes late because you topped off the gas tank as opposed to actually running out of gas. 

Tarot Card of the Day: The Moon

The Moon is a card of deception, of disillusionment, sometimes even of danger.  She represents bad influences, superficiality, and unknown enemies. 

When the Moon appears it is time to really look at the people you have around you.  Most times people deceive others because it gets them something they want: money, sex and fear are probably the most common causes of deception.  Take a good look at the people you spend time with, both personally and professionally.  Make sure that all their actions are consistent with their words.  If someone is frequently saying one thing but doing something rather different perhaps they are not worth your trust.

We can't stop other people from lying to us, but we can minimize or avoid any damage they may do if we match actions to words.  Especially when it comes to money and finances be very aware: if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.  
The Two Together:

Uruz reversed and the Moon are very clearly saying that we need to use some caution today.  Be prepared for a few bumps in the road, and don't take things at face value. 

The Moon by itself can mean some major problems on the way, tempered by reversed Uruz, these difficulties will probably be more manageable in size and inconvenience.  But as always, if the awareness of potential difficulties causes us to change our behavior in some way, these difficulties can often be avoided.  So much of what happens in our lives can be changed if we are willing to make that effort.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rune of the Day: Fehu (Reversed)

Fehu reversed is a rune of financial insecurity and setbacks, of waste, bad spending habits and of abusing your resources.  This rune shows up when you are thinking of going on an unnecessary spending spree, or possibly considering a get rich quick scheme or other bad investment. 

When reversed this rune is a caution to not be wasteful with what you have.  There is no need to scrimp, by all means buy what you need to, just don't go overboard, save some of your money for what you may need next week. 

Keep a balance with your assets, be careful of your spending and of any opportunities that may come your way today.  If they seem too good to be true, they not only probably are, but with Fehu reversed, they most definitely are. 

Tarot Card of the Day: 4 Wands

The 4 of Staffs, or Wands, is a card of rest after hard work, newly gained prosperity, accomplishment.

When this card appears for you, you can be assured that you will achieve your goals and be able to take a bit of a break very soon.  As Staffs usually deal with career, or school, or some kind of regular commitment, this card usually signifies that you have completed the first stage, or stages, of your growth.  Workwise, this could mean a raise or promotion; academically, the successful completion of a term or a particularly difficult class.

Take some time, enjoy your accomplishment and/or reward.  Then begin planning or working on your next goal, lesson, term, whatever it is that you devote your time to.  This is after all, only a temporary respite, not an indication of complete success.  That will require a lot more work! 

The Two Together 

Fehu reversed paired with the 4 of Staffs is cautioning you not to get too comfortable.  Things might be going well right now, but don't count on things always being like this.  Today is a great day to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labors.  Fehu being reversed is just reminding you that if you don't continue with your labors, those fruits will soon be gone.  

Take a well earned break right now, but know that you must be back nose to the grindstone soon, if you want these rewards and accomplishments to continue coming your way.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Rune of the Day: Perthro (Reversed)

Perthro reversed is a rune of unusual events, of painful secrets coming to light, of surprises.  When upright Perthro represents luck in games of chance, being reversed, you would do well to avoid those games today. 

Today is a day to be on the lookout for the out of the ordinary;  the things that you usually don't notice will be very apparent to you.  You will find a new appreciation for that which you have always taken for granted previously.

This is not a day to try anything new, it is a day to really appreciate the complexities of even the simplest things you have in your daily life. Seeing things with fresh eyes may open your mind to all of the blessings we receive from the Divine every day.  

Tarot Card of the Day: 8 Wands

The 8 of Staffs or Wands is a card of rapid advance and swift movement, of things going perhaps too quickly, of hastily made decisions.  Often this card symbolizes someone making a decision based on emotion and acting on it before they have time to think it through calmly.  Staff cards usually refer to career, school, something that a lot of time is spent on and that is significant. 

Although things may seem to have an urgency, slow down a little, take the time to really think them through.  Very little in life has to be acted on immediately; a new promotion may sound great, but if it means a better title,  more work and responsibility, and the same pay??  Suddenly that great opportunity doesn't seem so great.  

So take some time, look at the whole picture and then, if it still is a great idea, jump on that speeding train, take that great offer, make that change!  If it seems more trouble than its worth, walk away knowing that it is the right option for right this minute to just say no.

 The Two Together: 

Both Perthro reversed and the 8 of Staffs urge caution.  Don't make any big decisions today, or at least don't act on them.  This is especially true of any decisions made because of something unexpected that you may learn. 

This is especially true in regard to your career, if you hear something, either positive or negative that your company or department may be doing, don't act on that information right away.  Take some time to really verify it and then to carefully consider what it will realistically mean to you.  Then make your decisions and act on them. 

Taking the time to think things through, to not take foolish chances or to rush into things without really thinking them through, can make all the difference in how you view your life.  With regrets? or with the knowledge and peace of mind of knowing you made the best decision you could at the time.



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rune of the Day: Gifu

Gifu is a rune of partnerships, of opportunity, of a true give and take relationship.  Gifu may symbolize a gift that comes with strings attached, but they are strings that are understood by both sides in the relationship.

This rune symbolizes a true union between two people or forces with an equal push and pull from each.  It is very important not to lose yourself in the partnership, not to become the one doing all the giving or all the taking.   

When Gifu appears know that those people you are dealing with, on both a professional and a personal level, will deal with you fairly and evenly.  They will be willing to help you, but you must be willing to help them in exchange.

Tarot Card of the Day: 8 of Cups

The 8 of Cups is a card of disappointment, of moving on, of finally recognizing defeat.  Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to help someone, or how many chances we give them, that person just either isn't capable or, or isn't ready to change. 

This card represents moving on from that person, recognizing that the pain they bring to us is more than we are willing to put up with.  When this card appears to us, its time to really think about those people who drag us down, who force drama into our lives over and over again.  Sometimes, we just have to cut these people loose, to do what's best for ourselves.  

That's really what the 8 of Cups represents, moving on from a bad situation because that is the best, and healthiest thing we can do for ourselves.   There is absolutely nothing wrong with walking away from a bad situation that you simply cannot change. 

The Two Together:  

Gifu and the 8 of Cups together present an interesting dichotomy.  Gifu is the rune of partnerships and of even give and take, while the 8 of Cups speaks of ending one-sided relationships, of dissolving partnerships so to speak. 

The trick is in finding the balance.  All of our interactions with others are in one way or another partnerships, some of much longer duration than others.   What we have to keep in mind is that when any relationship, or partnership becomes basically one-sided sometimes it is necessary to throw in the towel. When partnerships last for any real length of time there will be periods when one person is doing most of the work, and times when the other person does most of the work.  Its when this becomes an unfair burden on one person that we have to examine if we are really getting as much out of the relationship as we are putting into it in the long run.

When you have made repeated efforts to make a relationship work, and the other person won't or can't hold up their end, it is time to walk away.  There is no shame in leaving someone who drags you down, the same with any kind of partnership; who wants to be partners with someone who takes advantage of you, or uses, or even abuses you?  Take a good hard look at all your relationships with others, if some are consistently holding you back, or even dragging you down, perhaps it is time to reconsider these relationships.




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rune of the Day: Nied

Nied is a rune of obstacles, of constraint, of learning how to make the best of any situation.  When this challenging rune appears we can be sure that things will not be going smoothly.  There will be obstacles in our path, perhaps ones we have inadvertently created ourselves, perhaps those created by others, or perhaps just those that life puts in your path.

Nied appears to teach us to deal with constraints, to learn to make the best of what we have.  It is a rune that shows us we should appreciate what we have in life, that there are some things you simply have to accept. It is necessary to avoid getting bogged down in despair or you will remain there forever. The sooner we accept the limitations Nied has imposed on us, the sooner those limitations will cease to bother us, and at that point, they are no longer obstacles for us. 

Tarot Card of the Day: 10 of Cups

The 10 of Cups is a card of happiness, of fulfillment, of contentment and joy, especially concerning relationships and family.  Personally I refer to this as the happy family card.   This card shows up when things are going well in all your relationships, both family and friends. 

Take this time to really enjoy your life and the people you have around you.  You have a place of solace and people that love and support you.  That is absolutely priceless, especially in today's fast-paced world.  Spend some time enjoying your blessings.

The Two Together:  

 Nied appearing on the same day as the 10 of Cups clearly is emphasizing the importance of home and hearth.  There may be all kinds of problems to deal with in your day to day life, but home is still somewhere you can go for sanctuary, for peace, to just relax. 

With the 10 of Cups representing a happy home and hearth, you know that you have someplace welcoming to go to help you destress from everyday life.  Someplace where people love and care about you and someplace you can find the inner wisdom and strength to deal with whatever obstacles Nied is indicating is in your way.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rune of the Day: Raidho

Raidho is a rune of momentum though not necessarily of speed.  It is a rune of communication, of travel and transportation.  Raidho is all about the journey, not the destination.

This rune means that its time to lay your cards on the table, so to speak.  it represents a real need to communicate to reach a desired result.  Its very important to remove obstacles from your path when Raidho appears, its the journey, how you reach your goal that is important, not the actual goal itself. 

Communication is key with this rune, momentum is on your side, so you'll get where you want to go but it will be much faster and easier if you let others know what you need instead of trying to do it all yourself.  Focus on making progress, not on reaching your goal and you will be there before you know it!

Tarot Card of the Day: Ace of Staffs (Reversed)

The Ace of Staffs, or Wands, reversed signifies a false start, or an unrealized goal.  Often it indicates frustration of plans or even a cancellation of them. When this card appears it is best to put things on hold, just for a little while. 
Often when we start something is just as important as how hard we work on it in determining how successful we are in achieving our goal.

Spend today refining your plans, rethinking your goals, and re-imagining your strategy for achieving success.  You may find something you have overlooked, or you may find a new confidence in the fact that you have a solid goal and real plan for reaching it.  Then, when the time is right, you can put your plans in action knowing that success is on the way.

The Two Together 

Raidho paired with a reversed Ace of Staffs sends a very clear picture that communication is absolutely necessary at this time for the success of any endeavor.  Timing is critical, and beginning something right now is not a good idea.   With Raidho in the mix there is a real need to check the understanding of everyone involved in the situation.  

A delay of a few days to make sure everyone is on the same page, and has complete understanding of what is expected of them can save a lot of time, frustration, and possibly even expense in the long run.  Hold off on implementing any plans you may have, talk to the people involved, then go ahead.  You may very well find that a small delay in time made circumstances much more favorable for what you have planned. 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Rune of the Day: Tir

Tir is a rune of courage, of necessary self-sacrifice, of doing what is best for all involved in a given situation, not just yourself. This is definitely a big picture rune.  Tir often represents honor and justice, even balance; all those things that affect society as a whole, that affect everyone in the situation, not just you. 

When Tir appears it is often necessary to give up that which is holding you back, no matter how painful the sacrifice will be.  This is the true nature of Tir- doing what is best so that you can keep growing, so that things work out best for everyone.  Tir is never an easy rune to heed, but it is a necessary one. 

Tarot Card of the Day: Fool (Reversed)

The Fool reversed signifies apathy, indecision and hesitation.  This card represents someone who just isn't very sure of themselves, someone who would rather do nothing than take a chance on doing the wrong thing. 

When this card is drawn for you, it is a sure sign that you are dragging your feet, and that it is time to make a move.   This is not the card of a happy person doing well, this is the card of someone afraid, someone who is so worried about what may happen that they are letting life pass them by. 

The problem with not making any choices is that things will not get better, and may even get worse, just from lack of attention.  Making any kind of decision, even a small one, just to start with, is better than sitting around watching life pass you by, and hoping that someone else will step up to your plate and change your life. 

The Two Together 

When paired, Tir and the reversed Fool signify someone unwilling to make large necessary changes to their life.  Perhaps its necessary to move on from a long term friendship or relationship that is no longer working for you, or even dragging you down.  It may be necessary to make major changes to your life, to give up what you have always known, such as a young person leaving home to study and live abroad. 

Although these are difficult choices to make and follow through on, in the long run they are decisions that benefit you and everyone around you.  You become a better, stronger, maybe more educated person and as a result, are more likely to live up to your full potential.  The more of your potenital you realize in life, the happier you will be in the long run. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rune of The Day: Thurisaz (Reversed)

Thurisaz reversed is a rune of warning. Its biggest message is to slow down
Things may be happening very quickly, you may feel that you need to make some snap decisions.  Take the time to think things through, you may very well end up regretting any quick decisions you make right now. 

This rune also warns about travel; trips may be delayed, or the journey itself may be unpleasant.  If its possible think about rescheduling any trips you are planning, even a change of a few hours can be the difference between a peaceful flight and one with a screaming child sitting in the seat behind you. lol

The biggest warning of Thurisaz reversed however is to not get caught up in everything happening around you.  There may be a lot going on right now, and things may seem to be happening very quickly.  Don't lose sight of the big picture, keep in mind the long term consequences of any actions you take or decisions you make.  

Tarot Card of The Day: The Chariot

The Chariot represents someone in a hurry.  This can be a card of warning, to slow down and really examine the long term effects of your decisions.  There is a real need to pay attention to details when you see this card, to not just rush into things. 

One of the more traditional meanings of the Chariot is travel, however it also represents adversity and the inner journey we take when overcoming it.  This card is very much saying that you should consider the whole picture when making decisions about this situation, not just look for the short term fix. 

In the long run this card indicates you will almost certainly overcome what is holding you back, it just urges caution in making your decisions. 

The Two Together 

Today is one of the easy days for this part of my entry!  Both the Chariot and Thurisaz reversed are urging caution in making decisions.  They both represent a real need to not get caught up in the momentum of the moment and to truly examine the long term consequences of any choices you make right now. 

Both also can indicate travel, with Thurisaz reversed warning that travel right now may be delayed or unpleasant.  As with any decision making use caution, the rune is not saying cancel any trips, its just saying they may not be much fun.  The Chariot meanwhile, only says there may be travel, as a single card it does not indicate a good trip or a bad trip. 

So whatever you have planned, whatever you have been working on, just take your time with any choices you make.  Even if events are unfolding quickly, take the time to look at the big picture so that you don't regret any hasty decisions you may make.  

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rune of The Day: Eolh (Reversed)

Eolh (Reversed) is a rune of caution, of challenges, sometimes of ill health.  When this rune appears, it is a good idea to slow down, to really focus on what is happening in your life right now and on what is going on around you.

Frequently, this foretells of an upcoming failure, but one that will open up new opportunities.  Perhaps your car breaks down, but someone you meet while getting it repaired becomes your new love interest.  Perhaps you don't get the job you applied for, but something said at the interview points you in an entirely different, and very successful, direction.

This is also a good time to take care of your health.  Okay, its always a good time to take care of your health, but Eolh reversed often indicates upcoming ill health.  A lot of our ills can be avoided if we are just a little preventative.  So take care of yourself: eat well, sleep enough, see the doctor if needed.  

Think of this rune as a warning that things may not be going well soon.  Then look around and do what you can to prevent things from going badly.  Change some of what you're doing, that will change what is going to happen.


Tarot Card of The Day: 5 of Cups 

The 5 of Cups is a card of what I call going through the motion relationships: marriage without love, friendship without true caring.  Frequently this is the card of regret, of wishing things had worked out differently.

This card is a bit of a wake up call.  If you're not happy with the way things are, if you regret how your relationships have turned out, then perhaps it is time to change them.  Look at your relationships honestly, at how they are strong, weak, mediocre; then decide if you want them to change. 

Don't spend a lot of time regretting the past, it can't be changed. Accept what responsibility is yours for the things you have done, then move on. Decide what needs to be done now and in the future to make your relationships better.  Then start doing that. 

So much of our lives is in our own hands, if we can merely get past the fear of change and motivate ourselves to really work towards our goals.  Sometimes we must accept defeat, that we can't change things into what we want, but at least we will know that we have tried. 


The Two Together:  

Eolh reversed is a card of challenges, of things not working out according to plan while the 5 of cups is a card of regret and of things not being as they appear. 

Together they are telling you to take life by the horns, lead your life where you want it to go, don't be led by it.  Pay attention to the things that are important to you; those things we pay a lot of attention to generally are not the ones that go wrong on us.  Its the things we take for granted, the things that we just assume are doing alright without our attention, that tend to fall apart.

Decide your priorities in life and make sure you pay some attention to each of them every day: relationships, job, hobby, family, whatever is truly important to you that is where you need to spend some time each day making sure that things are going well.  Fix the little problems as they come up, before you find yourself with a lot of work to do to try to repair the damage of neglect. 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Rune of The Day: Wunjo

Wunjo is a rune of accomplishment, happiness, security, and receiving blessings.  This rune signifies true happiness, that which only comes from inner peace.   It represents contentment and accomplishment.

Often Wunjo signifies that good fortune is on its way to you.  Keep in mind however that this rune does not necessarily signify luck, it is much more a rune of contentment and intangible blessings.

These are the blessings that enrich your soul much more than those that enrich your pocketbook.  Enjoy the happiness and rewards that the Universe sends you today, share a little bit of them with others.  Sending good energy out is a sure way to guarantee that it will come back to you three-fold.

Tarot Card of The Day: Nine of Cups

The 9 of Cups is a card of success, advantage, attainment.  This card represents difficulties overcome, good health and well-being. When this card appears for you, it is clear that things will be going well for you very soon.

Enjoy the good fortune that is coming your way, know that it is the result of your own hard work.  Now is a good time to really relax and enjoy all the blessings you have been given in your life, to look at where you've been and where you are now. 

Don't forget to take the time to reflect on the journey that got you to this place. Honor all the hard work, the choice both good and bad that brought you to this place.  Know that you have earned this respite, this time of well-being and abundance. 

The Two Together:

Both Wunjo and the 9 of Cups reflect happiness, contentment, the successful end of a journey or path.  Enjoy the blessings of the Divine, you have definitely earned them. 

Just remember not to get too comfy, its only  this one particular journey that has been completed.  There will be another lesson to be learned soon enough. 

But that is the nature of life, if we are not constantly learning and growing then we are withering.  That is our purpose in life, to learn and grow and become closer to the Divine.  So enjoy your respite/reward and know that the next journey, the next lesson will be coming along soon.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rune of The Day: Jera

Jera is a rune of slow success, of things you have been working on for a long time finally coming to fruition.  When this rune appears know that the outcome you have had in mind and been aiming at is finally within sight. 

Frequently with Jera it is necessary to pay attention to patterns that are in your life, to those patterns that surround you no matter where you go.  Changing negative patterns, and establishing positive ones is essential to achieving any long term goal. 

The more positive actions you put into your life, from daily meditation and gratitude, to taking care of yourself, to helping others, the more you will see your goals come to fruition.  And as these positive actions become habit they bring with them helpful patterns of behavior and ways of living that help you to reach your full potential every day.

Tarot Card of The Day: Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is a card of someone patient but persistent.  Someone who sees what they want and who goes for it.  Definitely not someone who is easily discouraged.

When this card appears it is time to make a plan and to stick to it.  The Knight of Pentacles represents someone who knows how to get the job done and who will see it through.  So state your goal, make your plan, and know that with persistence and hard work you will have success.

The Two Together:

Both Jera and the Knight of Pentacles speak of persistence, and of success.
They actually are quite similar in meaning in some aspects, both of them favoring a good organized path to your eventual goal. 

These symbols together indicate that today would be a good day to look at your goals and to really make some concrete plans for how you want to get there.  Then put those plans into action and watch these energies help you reach your dreams.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rune of the Day: Ehwaz

Ehwaz is a rune of progress, of physical activity, of travel.  When this rune is drawn you can be sure that you are making strides forward.  This is a rune of physical changes. 

Often, this rune foretells of an actual move, a relocation to a new dwelling.  Going along with any kind of physical change or relocation there is almost always a change in attitude also.  

Sometimes, just a new attitude alone can make all the things in your life seem different, with Ehwaz this is certainly possible.  This new attitude can open up new opportunities and lead to even more physical changes. 

Tarot Card of the Day: Ace of Pentacles

The Ace of Pentacles is a card of new beginnings financially, of attainment and prosperity.  This card is a sign that things are on their way to being better financially.

As with all the aces though, it only represents the opportunity for a  new beginning.  The opening is there, what you do with it is up to you.  This card, while indicating a new financial start, also implies that there will be a lot of work to do.  It is always a lot of work to start something new.  

While this card may represent a new job, an opportunity to start your own business, to pick up a second income, or any of a myriad of other new financial beginnings, almost all of these will require you to do the work to make them come to fruition. 

The opportunity is there, it is up to you to accept it or refuse it, and if you accept it to follow through on it for there to be true financial change.

The Two Together:  

Ehwaz and the Ace of Pentacles both signify progress, moving forward.  They actually are somewhat connected as most progress, or at least having the time and opportunity to make progress, requires some financial freedom.  

Even spiritual progress requires some of that financial freedom-you have to have enough time and mental energy left after earning a living to work on yourself spiritually if you are truly going to make any progress. 

These two symbols, when taken together, indicate that there will be that degree of financial freedom coming your way if you are willing to work for it.  Now is the time to work on bettering your life, your progress is almost guaranteed to be sure, and even somewhat swift. 

Just be careful not to get so caught up in the material progress that you let the spiritual slide, the two are very interconnected.  The more you progress spiritually, the more you appreciate what you have materially, and the more good things that come to you.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rune of The Day: Ing

Ing is a rune of fertility and potency, of new beginnings and of creativity.  Obviously this rune signifies a great time to start a new venture or project.  It also indicates old projects finally coming to fruition.  

For anyone trying to create anything, this rune signifies you may very soon achieve success.   Whether you are creating something tangible such as a piece of furniture or item of clothing, something living-a baby or a new plant, or something more intangible-a new outlook on life or closer connection with the Divine you should soon see very positive results.

Use this energy to create something you've always wanted, even if its something as simple painting a room a different color, now is the time to make the changes you've always wanted to make. 

Tarot Card of The Day: 5 of Swords

The 5 of Swords is a card of conflict, of struggle, sometimes of the ruin of others.  But all conflict, all struggle tends to either diminish or strengthen those fighting it, depending on how they view the conflict. 

That is what this card is saying today, all life is a struggle, there is always conflict even if its only within ourselves.  We can either rail against this conflict or we can learn from it, grow from it, and be strengthened by it. 

Remember, conflict is usually the way the Divine teaches us the lessons we haven't learned on our own.  It is also one of karma's ways of helping us atone for past wrongs.  By viewing it as a learning opportunity or challenge instead of a difficulty we can overcome it more quickly, more surely, and more permanently!

The Two Together: 

Ing and the 5 of Swords do seem to be at odds with each other at first glance.  But not so much if you really think on the meanings with an open mind.  The struggles of the 5 of Swords can lead to the fruition and accomplishment of Ing. 

One usually has to struggle to achieve or create something, Ing is merely showing that the struggle will be worthwhile, that you will achieve what it is you are fighting for. 

Conversely, the 5 of Swords is pointing out that all achievement comes with some kind of cost, and usually through at least some small amount of struggle.  

Let's be honest though, if creating things were that easy, then it wouldn't be the great gift that it is when we do create something!